Shoes Off

_ds84338Shoes off – just paddling. A simple scene that will be repeated on every beach countless times a day, particularly where the beach slopes at a gentle angle. Nothing quite like  walking lazily through the shallows on a Summer’s day when the heat of the sun has warmed the water.

A seagull was sitting on a sandbank and provides balance to the image. A small object but it acts also as a ‘full stop’ preventing the eye from drifting out of the image.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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9 Responses to Shoes Off

  1. paula graham says:

    Yes, indeed , scene repeated around the globe…lovely. Good for the circulation I believe.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Paula. I don’t think I shall ever be one of those hardy folk that dive into the sea or lido in mid-winter – for the ‘circulation’, as they do say.

  2. Truly beautiful….!!

  3. shoreacres says:

    Sometimes I just laugh when I read your comments about an image, and compare them to my own perceptions. Obviously, I’m not well-enough schooled in what works and doesn’t, photographically. I would have cropped that seagull right out of the frame. To me, it seems like a distraction rather than a balancing element. As the saying goes, à chacun son goût.

    In any event, this is a lovely complement to your previous photo. I especially like the shades of blue and brown that predominate, and the casual, clearly slow pace of the waders. It’s a photo that feels to me like the essence of summer — when the livin’ is easy!

    • LensScaper says:

      Ah, we all have our little quirks, don’t we! You have picked up precisely what this felt like – slow, dreamy and casual. A ‘high key’ image (rather at odds to much of my work) that needed very little processing.

  4. Chillbrook says:

    I really like this image Andy and a good tip about balancing an image in this way. Keeping your viewers eyes where you want them to be is quite a skill.

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